Southern California is once again the home of the upcoming Toshiba Classic, which features a field full of World Golf Hall of Famers and major PGA Tour winners including Fred Couples, Nick Price, Corey Pavin, Mark O'Meara and more. Tickets can still be purcahsed at the event, which runs through Sunday. Full ticket information can be found here.
And once again this year, the Toshiba Classic is offering two free tickets to any day of the tournament for spectators who bring an old electronic device to be recycled as part of its "Swing for the Green" campaign. Find out more about this initiative by clicking here.
The Toshiba Classic is considered among the crown jewels of the Champions Tour, setting the standard for competitive play, charitable giving and large galleries. Three-time Major champion Nick Price, 54, won the 2011 Toshiba Classic, kicking off with a tournament- and Champions Tour-record 11-under-par 60 that set the pace for victory. He became the fourth player in tournament history to finish wire-to-wire en route to a one-shot victory (17-under-par 196).
The $1.75 million Toshiba Classic will award a $262,500 winner's check to the 2012 champion and is televised on Golf Channel on Friday, March 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. PT.
The Toshiba Classic's lead charity and operator is Hoag Hospital Foundation, and the 2012 tournament will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag for the second consecutive year. The Toshiba Classic has generated more than $14 million for charity in the last 14 years, the most on the Champions Tour. Hoag Hospital Foundation also received the inaugural PGA Champions Tour Charity of the Year Award in 1998.